Leaving the security of his uncle's olive farm in Abruzzo, Samuel Fretwell returns to war-ravaged Mercia after five years away, in desperate search for news of his displaced family. The economic troubles of the late twenty-first century, however, have taken a much more severe toll on a divided island in his absence. He finds a disintegrated, impoverished nation, socially fragmented and morally bankrupt. Money is worthless, bartering is rife, and lawlessness is rampant. Law and order is left in the hands of the heavy-handed military. In his battle for survival he chances upon a beautiful carved wooden bowl that carries a mysterious history and possesses supernatural properties that provide protection as he considers returning to Italy. It is this find that also draws a persistent, aggressive pursuer who will stop at nothing to gain possession of the bowl.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-631-7
Pages : 369
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Peter was born in Derbyshire in 1970. He pursued building studies at Chesterfield College and has worked in the construction industry since 1987. Now residing with his wife and son in Staffordshire, Peter enjoys watching Nottingham Forest Football Club, and Depeche Mode whenever on tour.
Peter has played classical guitar since the age of seven. In 1996 he produced an album of songs entitled "For Freedom of Love" and made a live appearance on Radio Sheffield. Peter has written classical guitar music and won both the Dudley and Lichfield solo classical guitar competitions, once with his own piece called "The Rapids".